Other Criteria: History Writing as a Public Calling

Antoinette Burton
2012 Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques  
This introductory article raises questions about history's work in the contemporary public sphere and sets the stage for the issues addressed in the special issue as a whole. Drawing on my experience at a public university in fi scal crisis, I argue that historians can and should contribute to debates about the future of higher education, the role of the humanities in the twenty-fi rst-century liberal arts curriculum, and the fate of intellectual work in a global world.
doi:10.3167/hrrh.2012.380201 fatcat:o3i4yoknprc6pkppxhcy6lkuke